The GOP Platform: A Guide-at-a-Glance for 50+ Voters

The voice vote is in, and Republicans have an official party message: overhaul Medicare and Social Security and make some tough-love changes in both public pensions and private pensions, which are backed by the U.S. government. The politically loaded word “privatize” appears nowhere. Some of the calls for action in the GOP’s 62-page party platform, approved today, have broad implications for older Americans. Here are highlights (also read the Election 2012 guide to the Democratic platform): Medicare Move to a …

News To Know: Conventional Wisdom

As the Presidential campaigns prepare for their parties' national conventions, AARP's The Bulletin has created a site to keep readers up to date on the latest campaign news.